Skip to comments.Obama lobbying Dems over Keystone XL pipeline (Obama demands Senate Dems reject pipeline)
Posted on 03/08/2012 3:48:59 AM PST by tobyhill
President Barack Obama is intervening in a Senate fight over the Keystone XL oil pipeline and personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction, according to several sources familiar with the talks.
The White House lobbying effort, including phone calls from the president to Democrats, signals that the vote could be close when it heads to the floor Thursday. The president is trying to defeat an amendment that would give election-year fodder to his Republican critics who have accused him of blocking a job-creating energy project at a time of high gas prices.
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Reid is being instructed that the Keystone construction MUST NOT be allowed on the Bill, because the President would have to use a Veto, and be exposed for what he is: working for his friends in the oil business’s interests, AND, accomodating enviro-wacko constituency (let alone his buddy, Caesar Chavez).
Yeah, there, Barry. Promise them some wind or some pond scum...
Stupid ass doesn’t know he already has this issue around his neck.
Obama wants to be reelected and to make sure we do not get that oil.
The oil is already gone. Canada is going to ship it to china. What’s going on now is pure politics.
This is the Oracle from Omaha’s doing - Buffett is telling obozo to stop construction of the pipeline or he won’t give the dems any more money .. there was an article on FR here a few days ago pointing out that oil must be shipped via rail (Buffett has a big stake in rail) now and the XL pipeline would reduce rail’s profits ...
The oil is not gone.
Kiss My White A - - BHO!!!!
Correct. It’s still in Canada and Canada is going to sell it to China.
Obama has been controlling Reid from day one. Reid is one scared rabbit.
Buttery owns Burlington northern and on the Bakken the only cheap way to transport the oil is by rail
I honestly don’t think he intends to not have it pass. He will have it pass and then claim he is creating jobs and bringing more oil here. All this lobbying is just to make his betrayal of the green lobby go over easier. In the end he can just tell them he couldn’t afford the veto or it’s the will of the people. At the end of the day its going to be about him getting more votes. That’s the only thing he really believes in.
21 Democratic Senators up for relection and Obama wants them to fall on his sword.
Buffett and barky should just go out back and play hide and f*&^ themselves.
Obama payback to Buffet and his CSX tanker cars. That’s all.
No that decision has not been made final and the pipeline developers ae still planning on going ahead.
I don’t think so. He enjoys being worshiped.
So Buffet agrees to throw fellow Billionaires under the bus so he can keep the oil rail business and make another billion. Not a bad deal for him.
Pray for America
So, the traitor in chief wants to influence the internal operation of Canada by denying them access to the US refineries...which in my mind is what this is about. I thought we were in NAFTA, he is basically blocking trade IMO. It is not like they are trying to pipe contraband into the US.
I cannot wait for this blight to be removed from the office.
If my memory serves me correctly, the Alaskan Pipeline was a battle of where the terminus would be which fact was offuscated within the environmental fight. Ultimately it was which area of the US would get the oil for refining, east or west of the Rockies. This is exactly what is going on here, is the oil going to go to the gulf states, states heavily invested in the Turd’s political opposition, to the midwest or to china. It is time the POS did something for the US against a foreign adversary, China, and deny them that product they have been seeking world wide. In my mind it is a national security issue and that takes precedence over some contrived environmental issue.
There are currently in excess of 180,000 miles of pipeline in the USA.
There is no reason that two pipelines can't be built, because there is more than enough oil to ship to Vancouver as well as Houston.
Arab countries get weaker if the US doesn’t need their oil. This could even be the primary objective Obama’s Presidency: keep Arab oil producers relevant. If you are a Marxist intent on making the wealthy nations transfer wealth(back) to the third world the last thing you want is for America to have plenty of oil to drive the innovation engine.
“Yeah, there, Barry. Promise them some wind or some pond scum...”
Yup, now we know why he isn’t going to campaign for Rats in the Senate. He is holding that as a negotiating tool to get them to vote no on Keystone.
Got a link for that piece of info? Would like to read up more on that.